Using my EQ7 to Start a New Halloween Quilt

I got the cutest fabric last year for Halloween.  It’s cartoon mummies and spiders and ghosts and other things that go “bump” in the night (but CUTE, not scary!).  It’s called “Boo To You” by Riley Blake.  Isn’t it just darling?

Boo to YouWithful stripeswitchful cornChevron72dpi-A-1867-G33

While taking an EQ7 class out at Mill House Quilts this past week-end, I found some perfect fabrics to compliment it (along with a few from my stash).

Halloween QuiltSo I fired up my EQ7 (Electric Quilt) and started sketching several ideas.  I love it that I can search for my fabric on line, download the pdf, and import each fabric into my EQ7 “Library” so I can use the exact fabrics in my designs.  I was able to put together about a dozen different ideas, using different fabrics, some with or without sashing or an outside border, and different style and sizes of blocks.  It’s so much fun. 

I finally zoned in on this one.

I think the orange and black stripe will frame the fussy cut Halloween creatures nicely, and I’ll surround all of it in the orange chevron I found.  And finish it off with candy corn sashing and a touch of bright green for the cornerstones.

Another thing I love about using EQ7 is being able to have the program calculate for me how much fabric I’ll need for each project–so I can be sure I have enough.

Now that I’ve finally decided, I just can’t wait to get started!

I’ll keep you posted on how things progress…

 

But until next time,

HAPPY QUILTING!

Jane

Mulberry Patch Quilts

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